Hello from 2 Player Productions!
Greetings backers of adventure! This is 2 Player Productions speaking, so if you’re expecting some witty banter from Tim Schafer I suggest reading update #2 again and learning all about love bombs! The only bombs we have here are full of shyness and self doubt, and any war fought with those would just be weird.
For your amusement we have edited this video of Tim acting silly during our shoot for the Kickstarter pitch video. We’re currently working on the first episode of the series and we should have something ready to go before the end of March.
No one here or anywhere was really expecting this Kickstarter to blow up the way it did. I mean, Dave told us it was an awesome idea, but who ever takes that guy seriously? The last few weeks have been kind of crazy for 2pp and Double Fine. This has gone from being a fun project we wanted to work on to being our lives for the next year+, and that’s really awesome. We have all of you guys to thank.
Some people have been asking what our plans are for the documentary series, so we wanted to address those questions.
If you are familiar with our work on the Penny Arcade series (season 1), it’ll be a little like that. Every month we plan to release a fully edited episode that runs between 10-20 minutes (at least) and sums up the progress of development. It’s likely the episodes will have some kind of theme, like “building the engine” or “designing the characters”. You’ll also get to know the team behind the game and some history of adventure games along the way.
We also want to feature more specific videos that focus on the nuts and bolts of the development process. Maybe Tim and the team had a really awesome meeting that lasts for like an hour. Let’s put that online for you guys! Maybe two of the lead developers had a breakthrough with a feature they had been struggling with. Upload it! We want these videos to be accessible and informative. Some people may not be in to all the nuts and bolts of things and just want to get the gist of it. Some people like nuts and bolts! We’ll try to make you both happy.
Spoilers are an issue of course, and yeah, there may be some of those. We’ll give you fair warning though. It’s not our goal to reveal every aspect of the game, so as often as possible we’ll try to avoid ruining key story points and puzzles. We’ll have an episode about designing a good puzzle, but we won’t reveal all of them.
We’re proud to announce that Terence Lee, the
composer behind the awesome indie game “Dust Force”, will be
producing original music for the documentary soundtrack. The second we
heard Terence's compositions we knew he was someone we wanted to work with. We
have deep roots with the chip music community, and Terence’s music merges the
nostalgia of chip with rich natural textures and intelligent, catchy
songwriting. We want this soundtrack to be more then just background
noise; when everything is said and done the music should stand on its own as
something you guys will want to listen to over and over.
We also want to take this opportunity to announce that Tim will be doing an “Ask Me Anything” on Reddit this Sunday, March 4th, from 1pm to 3pm PST. If you’re unfamiliar with Reddit, it’s best described as a social news website that’s driven by user contributions. “I Am A” is a specific forum on the site where people will host public chats to talk about who they are and what they do. If there is anything you would like to pick Tim’s brain about, here’s your chance! Just head over to the IAmA board at the specified time and keep an eye out for Tim’s thread.
You may even find a bunch of other interesting stuff to check out too. Just looking right now you’ll find the scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson, someone who was struck by lighting, and a chimney sweeper amongst many others. That would probably make for an interesting Venn diagram.
Follow the link below and you’ll find an unnecessarily detailed recollection of our time shooting the Kickstarter pitch video. It’s kind of long, so maybe go to the bathroom and then make yourself a sandwich before digging in. Just make sure you wash your hands first, because health regulations!
Thanks a ton everyone! Tell everyone you know and lets see if this thing can hit 3 million!!!!!